Category Archives: ’70s

‘Lean on Me’ Singer Bill Withers Dies @ 81

Bill Withers, the singer-songwriter famous for such hits as "Lean on Me," has died of heart complications at 81, his family said in a statement. The statement read: “We are devastated by the loss of our beloved, devoted husband and father. A solitary man with a heart driven to connect to the world at large,…
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Past & Curious: Larry David, Ron Wood & MORE

Links to the past, with relevance today: Larry times! (Image via Office of the Governor of California) YOUTUBE: Larry David is 72 and letting you know that you're an idiot if you leave the house, endangering the lives of old dudes like him. Heave is a place on Instagram Live. (Image via Instagram Live) BOY…
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Carol Burnett Predicted Tissue Issues!

In these crazy times — when reminiscing about the past feels more urgent than ever — don't forget that TV icon Carol Burnett warned us about the importance of toilet paper. No wonder people are freaking out about it: https://youtu.be/XMTSbSrvcRg
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David Schramm, ‘Wings’ Actor, Dies @ 73

David Schramm, immediately identifiable as blowhard Roy Biggins of Wings fame, died this weekend in NYC. Schramm (R) in a Wings scene with Tony Shalhoub (b. 1953) (Image via NBC) His publicist confirmed Schramm's death at 73, providing no further details. Born on August 14, 1946, in Louisville, Kentucky, Schramm was an acting wunderkind who…
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Past & Curious: Is His New Look Foxworthy? + More!

Links to the past with relevance today: I think he looks 100x better, no? (Image via Instagram) INSTAGRAM: Citing quarantine boredom, Jeff Foxworthy, 61, has shaved off his trademark mustache for the first time in 40 years! Peter Michael Marino tells it like it was. (Image via Event Combo) EVENT COMBO: You can watch the…
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Broadway Icon Terrence McNally Dies of COVID-19

Via ExtraTV: Terrence McNally, one of the most acclaimed playwrights and librettists of his generation, died Tuesday at 81, Deadline reports. No truer words (GIF via GIPHY) McNally, who had survived lung cancer, died of COVID-19 complications at a hospital in Sarasota, Florida. The man who would come to be called "the bard of American theater"…
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Past & Curious: ’70s Cool + Woody’s Book + More!

Links to the past with relevance today: Is this a “nice jugs” situation? (Image via Flashbak) DO YOU REMEMBER?: These are some of the things that were cool 50 years ago. In 1970. Yes, 1970 was 50 years ago. METV: Has the real Gilligan's island been found?! Debi does recovery! (Image via Instagram) EXTRATV: '80s…
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How Joan Crawford Became Mildred Pierce

March 23 is approximately the 116th anniversary of the birth of screen legend Joan Crawford. (Her real birthday is lost to history — on purpose, by Miss Crawford, who was probably concerned about vanity.) In honor of the anniversary, check out this lavish piece on how Crawford became Mildred Pierce in 1945. A birthday toast…
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Timothy Dalton: Double-O Delicious

Welsh actor Timothy Dalton — 007 to you! — born 74 years ago March 21. The eyes have it! (GIF via GIPHY; images via movie stills) In honor of his birthday weekend, feast your eyes on some of his hottest moments on TV and film over the years. For YOUR eyes only ... (Image via…
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Kenny Rogers Folds ’em @ 81

Via ExtraTV: Kenny Rogers, one of the most successful country music stars of all time, and a performer who crossed over into pop music and acting, died under hospice care Friday evening at his Sandy Springs, Georgia, home. He was 81. THR reports Rogers died of natural causes, as confirmed by his rep Keith Hagan.  The Country…
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